Tuesday, 14 March 2017

CHESTER HIFI SHOW 2017 - NAIM UNITI & DYNAUDIO EMIT M20 - HIGHLY COMMENDED

Dynaudio were playing the £500 Emit 20 standmounts (plus £350 for the stands) - they're modestly proportioned, but well finished - they don't try to be anything they're not so the finish doesn't try to look more expensive than it is, which is good, as that approach often fails.


They were being driven by one of Naim's recently introduced Unit Atom all-in-one streamer / pre-amp / power amp systems.  It's a very small box, has an attractive colour screen on the front, the Mu-so style rotary control on top and is very well built, looking every bit of its £1600.


Another foot-tapping system here.  Yes, bass is restrained a little, but not so you couldn't live without it.  The Emits, with the Uniti, seem to gel very well indeed - no sign of any aggression or brightness that can cause fatigue.  Imaging is not ultra-precise but its believable.  Tunes flow along well, the meaning in the music is very well conveyed for such a modest system.  Limited budget? Living with space constraints? Need something discreet?  Definitely worth a listen.

FULL SHOW REPORT HERE

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